Golfers are looking up sports scores, text messages and even their fantasy football scores? No wonder there are concerns about slow play, when do they have time to play a golf shot?
We definitely don't need to be getting them to check the live leaderboard itf that is the case, just another delay in the long list of other mobile phone related distractions. Maybe we need to ban phones altogether, unless we need an ambulance. They do that in our county golf league, no mobile phones allowed otherwise DQ. Although, that was mainly brought in because apparently in the past, early groups used to text their mates behind them to tell them what club to hit.
You say that like its actually a surprise to you!!?? Of course people will check the scores at the weekend, why wouldn't they?
If I'm playing a round on a Saturday afternoon say, when all the matches are on, I'll keep in touch with whats going on. It takes zero time out of the round, and why would it, its not hard to check your phone while walking to the next shot, or waiting on someone to tee off after you have.
You don't have to live on the phone, but checking scores once in a while isn't a reason for slow play. Ok it CAN be if someone lets it, like anything. No putting your glove on in time etc, but it's hardly the norm. And if someone was causing delay I'm sure someone in the group would say something.
I've not played with a live leaderboard but I quite fancy the idea though, to see what its like